Obesity isn’t just a U.S. challenge: European Obesity Day 2010

It often seems that obesity is an entirely American phenomenon.  May 22, 2010 is European Obesity Day.  While the U.S. tips the scales at 67% of the population being overweight or obese, European citizens measure in at around 50%.  Watching the international obesity trends, you can see how the spread of sedentary lifestyles (more and more of us are working at computers) combined with larger portions (super size, anyone?) leads to an increase in overweight and obesity.  This just bolsters the case for incorporating physical activity and better nutrition in our daily routines via corporate wellness.

You can read more about the European campaign here.

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